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Happy Hour at Home

Style and function go hand in hand when creating your own bar. By Ashley Ryan   Whether you desire a place to sip cocktails before heading out on the town or a space in which to unwind with a nightcap before bed, incorporating a bar into your home’s design can have plenty...

Going Green

As the perennial drought continues, more Southern California residents swap their lawn for landscaping that needs less water. By Sarah J. Hemadi   A quick drive around Orange County reveals yard after yard filled with lush, tropical foliage and bright green lawns that require plenty of irrigation. But as water becomes more...

Home and Hearth

Fire pits are bringing the heat to outdoor spaces in Newport Beach. By Ashley Probst   Locals who like to entertain know that fire pits are essential for patio and garden gatherings. Fire pits enhance the overall atmosphere of any outdoor space by adding a cozy ambiance along with a physical warmth....

Making a Splash

A custom pool can turn your backyard into a resort-style destination. By Beth Livesay   When creating a backyard oasis, a stunning swimming pool is often in the plan. Whether intended for doing laps as part of a fitness routine, taking a dip to cool off or simply providing a place to...

It’s Only Natural

Home design that embraces biophilia, or the concept of connecting with nature, is currently trending, highlighting new ways of bringing the outdoors in. By Ashley Ryan   In recent years, endless studies have detailed the importance of immersing oneself in nature. From a walk in the park to outdoor yoga and meditation,...

Serene Sanctuary

Discover how to create the bedroom retreat you deserve. By Tanya A. Yacina   Your bedroom is somewhere you should be able to rest, recenter and recharge—a calm place that allows you to let go of the stress of the day and get a good night’s rest. In essence, it should be...

The Shape of Things to Come

Lines, curves and angles characterize the geometric interior design trend, which makes a stylish statement in any living space. By Theresa Boehl   From dramatic sharp angles to dazzling repeated motifs, geometric patterns have taken the interior design world by storm in the last few years. Unlike the patterns found in nature,...

High-Tech Homes

Upgrade your abode with smart features for both convenience and peace of mind. By Elizabeth Nutt   While many home design trends disappear as quickly as they arrive on the scene (looking at you, accent walls and shiplap), high-tech features are here to stay, at least for as long as the smartphone...

A Solid Foundation

HGTV star Tarek El Moussa talks about flipping houses, cancer and his happiest new commitments. By Ashley Breeding   When “Flip or Flop” premiered on HGTV in 2013, co-hosts and then-real-life couple Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack held viewers in suspense as they rehabbed a ramshackle house in La Mirada that...

Senior Living

The pandemic and new technology have changed the way communities for older residents are being built. By Julia Clerk   The ongoing pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, but senior living facilities have been particularly hard hit, due in large part to the age of residents and the fact that...